Hersh's
Hersh's

Hersh's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hershspizza.com/
  • Phone: 4434384948x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
    On Fridays and Saturdays, reservations are accepted for our upstairs dining room. Bar area is walk-in only.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: In our second-story dining room, with it's beautiful murals on exposed brick, we have the flexibility to host up to 65 guests for anything from holiday parties to business events to rehearsal dinners. The downstairs bar, with its vintage vibe and great music, accommodates up to 45 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephanie Hershkovitz 4434384948x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wells Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hersh's
Hersh's celebrates the foods of Italy and the craft of the American bartender. Our menu of fresh, ingredient-driven dishes includes rustic Italian small plates and award-winning housemade pasta, as well as Neapolitan pizza featuring housemade mozzarella and sausage. Our booze program focuses on vintage cocktails, craft brews and spirits and a tightly-edited wine list offering varietals you won't see every day. Come hungry, come thirsty and come often!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Hersh's reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (40)great for outdoor dining (30)vibrant bar scene (16)good for groups (15)romantic (13)hot spot (12)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (9)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (6)late-night find (6)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Been a faithful weekly hersh goer for 3 years now. Food is unlike anywhere in Baltimore. Great date spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Hershs
    Bmorehungry
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Time and time again my favorite spot! Consistently awesome food and service always looking forward to trying the newest seasonal menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinneroutVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We arrived a half hour before happy hour ended, so our server made sure we got in on the specials, and they were special indeed! Great drinks for a great price... two beers for $5 for my husband and a specialty cocktail for $5 for me. We had the arancinni and the grilled shrimp to start and they were both great. The pizzas were even better and I appreciate the ability to change a suggested pizza up a little bit without being told "NO CHANGES" like at another pizza spot in town. Service all around was fantastic, from fresh silverware for each course to a fresh napkin when I dropped mine at the end of the meal... I was impressed to see touches like that at a casual spot. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay pizza
    foodie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    First time there after being suggested by a friend. We were looking for great pizza but were disappointed. It was just okay but not great. The happy hour beer was good though.
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  • So-so
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    A friend highly recommended Hersh's to me so I thought i would give it a try. We visited on a Sunday evening in October. My friend and I were given a seat right next to the front door so every time the door opened we got a blast of cold air. The appetizer (wood fired calamari and shrimp) was excellent. My friend and I ordered a pizza to share. The outside crust was overdone and the middle wasn't cooked through. And, the pizza at Hersh's isn't cut. I've never heard of such a thing! So here we are sawing and hacking at this pizza with our table knives -- weird! My friend also ordered a half size pasta dish which he said was very good. So, in conclusion my first experience of HErsh's was so-so.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice but noisy
    silo2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    we were seated by the door, not the best spot. the waitress, Michelle, was great. the pizza choices needed translation but were very good. I would recommend this place but not if you want a quiet night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best in the area
    Fedhillliv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a reliable neighborhood restaurant for a twist on italian cuisine
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty
    SpeakeasyVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I dined here with my boyfriend and we both were very pleased with the food, atmosphere, and service! The place is beautiful and the food is delicious. We had the tomato salad to start and the focaccia croutons were a nice addition. The pizza is always done right here. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I've been to Hersh's twice now, and been extremely pleased both times. Their pizza is outstanding, but their seasonal apps and salads shouldn't be missed either. Definitely tends to be crowded, make a res.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pizza at its best
    baltimoreraeVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Some of the best pizza in town (and I spent years of my life in new Haven where pizza is a fine art). I am less impressed with the rest of the menu but why bother to fight a good thing -- eat pizza in all of its glory and enjoy enjoy enjoy.......
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always stellar!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food choices/preparation/taste consistently excellent! Abbie always serves a new creative craft cocktail that expands my palette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Constantly improving
    Fedhillliv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It is one of two wonderful restaurants for adults in the Federal Hill area. Food and drinks are superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Amazing pizza. Amazing service. Amazing Everything. I love trying new menu items each time I come. The menu is ALWAYS changing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    Beth
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lots just well made delicious food. Only iffy thing is the wine list. It's a small selection which is fine, and good choices (no bad wine in the bunch) but they charge too much a glass for what you are getting. For the price they should offer more unique or finer, or they should lower the price. But the food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    PJD7
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I had heard good things about Hersh's from friends and was not disappointed. Great tasting, innovative appetizers, pizzas and entrees. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great vibe. Only complaint is that parking can be a challenge.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chrisVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our server was fabulous. First time sitting outside here and really enjoyed it until the sun came out. Food excellant as always!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    YesILoveFood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Awesome food, so fresh and delicious...great cocktails and outstanding service...the only issue .. Parking..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Sophia621VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Whether I'm having a full-on dinner (always with at least one pasta and one pizza involved!), or just a quick bite of the small plated and a glass of wine, Hersh's is always great. They keep the small plates menu fresh and seasonal, and the meatballs are some of the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Night Out
    FlicksVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been to Hersh's a fews times and always have had great experiences. Sunday night was no exception. We took friends who had never been there and had a wonderful evening. The server recommended wine & entrees, all of which were excellent. We will definitely be returning to Hersh's.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    There is no way I would recommend your restaurant as the parking is deplorable, the menu is not what is listed on the website. There are many more things that could be on the menu that were not there. The pizza was pathetic--the crust was not done but was burnt. It was very limp when you picked it up. I had to use a knife and fork to eat it. The food is overpriced and over rated. I would not go there again, and definitely not recommend it to any one--not even an enemy. Not a very good experience on the part of the owners at all.
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  • Yum!
    Georgey306
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Tasty and interesting pizzas. Wait staff was super friendly and helpful as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Yum! Met girl friends here for a catch up dinner! We had a great time! Pizza was delicious and beers on tap were different and refreshing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing again!
    SZ1215
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been to Hersh's several times, but on this visit we brought friends who had never been. We loved our dinner as usual and our friends were sold on it too! The menu items are always inventive and seasonal. If you go to Hersh's and don't try the Fumo e Fuoco wood fired pizza (adding the lamb sausage of course) you are missing out on life! It is our favorite menu item - so good, smoky, cheesy, yum! Our server was so nice and helpful, and very knowledgable about the menu. Thanks Hersh's, we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was a great find, and the food was excellent. The service was fairly good, and my only complaint was the air conditioning was too cold. If they could adjust the temperature, this would be a favourite hang out.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Fedhillliv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    As always we had a special meal. Burrata appetizer and pizza were both super but the grilled shrimp and polenta was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place. Great food and NO TV--yay!! Dining outside was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gema
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great pizza as expected but all food is excellent and inventive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 218 reviews are from the Hersh's reviews archive.
  • Great time at Hersch's
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My wife and I loved the food. The wines are carefully selected and affordable. Service was exceptional. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Really enjoyed our dinner on Father's Day! Great char on the pizza!! Wonderful mushroom/pesto appetizer! Attentive, friendly service. Will definitely return for pizza. Similar to Birrotecca, though food is better, esp. pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What's not to like?
    cherieireneVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    LOVE this place. Food is crazy good and very inventive. I always order too much, think I'll take home and never have any left. The pizzas are the best...real classy, fun fresh ingredient pizza. Love the staff. They are always so welcoming and friendly and very knowledgeable about their offerings. Cocktails are top notch and they have great beer choices. Since parking can be tough love that they teamed with Uber to pay your fare one way. Very smart move.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Pizza in Baltimore
    mswenderVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Hersh's has the best, most authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Baltimore. the crust is the perfect combination of chewiness and crispiness. The small plates are not be missed. The cocktails are divine. I never regret going here, but I do regret no going here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Hersh's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Consistently amazing food, atmosphere and service. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth finding!
    NewInTownVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Located at the end of Light Street in Federal Hill, this updated pizza pub has amazing food and great service in a friendly, hip atmosphere. Creative pizzas and salads put a new twist on our old favorites. Parking was a bit of a hassle, but in this walkable neighborhood, one that was easily overcome. Definitely worth the effort to find this eatery!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Some of the best pizza in Baltimore, nice outdoor seating and lots of other delicious things to eat besides pizza- our table got blackfish cerviche, mussels, asparagus and the proscuitto balls - as well as 3 different pizzas. Great wines by the glass too! Loved it all!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Diamond
    ColinVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Hersh's doesn't disappoint. It never got too busy, but the ambiance was still pleasant. Happy hour gave us some nice drink specials and our server was informative. We had two crostinis for appetizer: one with avocado and one proscuttio. The proscuttio was excellent, moist, and buttery. The avocado was fresh, too. For mains, the mussells were excellent and busting with peppery flavor. My lasagna was so good I finished it all, even though I was full. It was super firm and the lamb was cooked to perfection. Walking distance from our front door, we could not ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Creative pizza
    Nurider
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I'll keep it short - I heard several rave reviews of this spot and I think their creative approach to the menu deserves recognition. But I guess I'm more of a traditionalist where pizza is concerned. Give me good thin crust, plenty of tomato sauce and an array of fresh herbs/veggies and I could not be happier. Hersh's is aiming for a different experience. We ordered the shi'a take frittis as an appetizer. And it was just "okay". My friend had a pizza with lamb, I went with the pork picante. Crust on both was a bit smokies than We needed. Ingredients on both we're interesting but, not something I would order again. Wine is not cheap with bottles starting at $37.00. Bottom line - just didn't appeal to us.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • great food, reasonable prices
    lisaSVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love this place, it's near my home and we eat there frequently. There's always something new on the menu, and they have excellent cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    eattolive
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Based on reviews I read about the food I thought this would be a great experience. It was easy to get to, parking was not a problem and the service was great. The food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    gema
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was very good ...salads, lamb chops, vegetables and fish were all done very well and with excellent flavoring. The pizza is outstanding as well. A very good restaurant and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH
    Harry
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have been to this local gem and again we were not disappointed. The brunch was fantastic and in particular the twice fried chicken was very much enjoyed by those who ordered it. We celebrated Mother's Day for two mothers one of whom was visiting from Boston. She thought the food was outstanding and the service was so very nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.